#109: 180L Aquatic Garden: Deep green grassland
Pawel Piotrowski, Warszawa Polska
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Awards and Judge Comments

Your fore and midground are quite nice, but the background lets the tank down. The wisps of Val and tall Crypts don't add much interest, and the mushroom cloud of E. vivipara draws te eye away from the nicer areas of the tank. The good news is that since you've handled the more difficult fore and mid ground areas of the tank, it should be relatively easy to bring the background up to snuff with some carefully chosen stem plants.

Karen Randall

Just 1 comment first the back ground because of the nature of the middle section I think it will look better if there was also 2 sections of Eleocharis spp.

Luis Navarro

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
90 x 45 x 45 cm (35 x 18 x 18 in)
Volume
180L (48 gallons)
Background
black paper
Lighting
HQI 2x70 W
Filtration
Fluval 204 with skimmer
Additional Information
CO2 system: high pressure bottle, Eheim CO2 reactor fertilization: Tropica Master Grow, Planta Gainer Macro, Planta Gainer Ferro+, JBL Ferrotabs
Title
Deep green grassland
Plants
1 - Hemianthus callitrichoides "Cuba" 2 - Echinodorus magdalenensis 3 - Cryptocoryne wendtii "Tropica" 4 - Cryptocoryne retrospiralis 5 - Blyxa japonica 6 - Eleocharis vivipara 7 - Eleocharis acicularis 8 - Eleocharis parvula 9 - Vallisneria sp.
Fish/Animals
Paracheirodon axelrodi - 20 Trigonostigma espei - 14 Colisa chuna - 6 Botia sidthimunki - 2 Crossocheilus siamensis - 2 Caridina japonica - 30
Materials
substrate: Lavaplan, Volcanit. rock: black granite